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Govt paying Rs320m in dues to media: Shafqat Jalil

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Federal Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Shafqat Jalil met All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) General Secretary Sarmad Ali in Karachi on Saturday and conveyed his concern over a statement issued by the APNS and Pakistan Broadcasting  Association (PBA) regarding figures pertaining to advertisement dues, which the secretary conveyed are disputed. “Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has […]

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APNS terms ad policy draft against freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) termed the draft of advertisement policy of the government as against the freedom of expression and tantamount to controlling and limiting the media freedom by killing small news outlets financially. It also said the new draft is aimed at subduing the freedom of expression to the government through […]

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PID purges central media list of ‘dummy’ publications

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Information Department (PID) has removed 250 ‘dummy’ newspapers and periodicals from its central media list (CML), and plans to get rid of another 730 fake publications over January, according to a senior official from the information ministry. Following the purge, the number of periodicals on the CML will decrease from around 2,000 […]

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With a handful of subbers,two newspapers barely keeping Gujarati alive in Karachi

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Karachi: Mahmood Hussain, in his late 60s and a trader at Karachi’s Paper Market, is a regular reader of the city’s remaining two Gujarati newspapers – Vatan and Millat. “My wife and I have been reading these newspapers since we were young. These newspapers are part of our Gujarati culture and have kept our language […]

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PM thanked for deciding to clear print media’s outstanding bills

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for deciding to clear outstanding bills, amounting to about Rs790 million, for the period 2008-12 payable to print media organisations by the federal information ministry, devolved ministries and federal government departments. According to a […]

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Panel discussion on ‘Changing Time: Changing Media’ held

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Speakers at the panel discussion titled “Changing Time: Changing Media” said journalism is a race against time but journalists also need to give authentic news. When stories are of sensitive nature, multiple sources are required to verify news. Journalists should always be in search of truth. The discussion was organized by Institute of Communication and […]

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Govt gears up to regulate printing press industry

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PESHAWAR: After going through reorganisation, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa information and public relations department is flexing muscles to regulate printing press in the province and enforce law to counter terrorists’ propaganda material, printed locally. The provincial information and public relations department, which was going through reorganisation during the last eight months, has planned to initiate ‘instant […]

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Will Jeff Bezos reshape the world of print?

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It is yet to be seen if Bezos can turn around the fate of The Washington Post because his acquisition comes at a time when the global print industry is in the doldrums It has been tough going for print media enterprises in the era of rising inflation, high printing costs and changing reading habits, […]

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Newspapers being published to be given ads: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid has said that latest information regarding the distribution of government advertisements is available now on the website of the Information Ministry. Addressing a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information on Monday, the minister said that only those newspapers would be given advertisements which are really being […]

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Notices issued to six dailies

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QUETTA: A division bench of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) issued show-cause notices to owners and editors of six newspapers on Wednesday for publishing statements of banned organisations accepting responsibility for acts of terrorism. The bench comprising Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan issued the notices during the hearing of a […]

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Two-day South Asia Media Summit begins today

Role of media in problem solving to be highlighted; speakers to point out different aspects of creative writing; event being organised by APNS ISLAMABAD: The two-day South Asian Media Summit will be held at the Pak-China Friendship Building here on Wednesday (today).The summit has been organized by the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS). The summit […]

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All Pakistan Newspapers Society urges government to pay arrears

FAISALABAD: A meeting of the executive committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating financial condition of the newspaper industry because of economic slowdown which has resulted in a drastic fall in the advertising revenue of newspapers. The financial crunch has been exacerbated by the non-payment of bills of […]

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‘A newspaper without strong online presence will die out’

By: Sidrah Roghay Earl J Wilkinson says youngsters today expect ‘news to walk to them’; unless a news story is trending on social media they refuse to read it Back when Earl J Wilkinson was a journalist, he did not care about money. But the recession that hit the United States of America in 2008 […]

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The media, the judiciary and, damned if I know

By: Feisal H Naqvi In case you’re wondering, the preceding paragraph is the answer to the question, “what makes you optimistic about Pakistan?” You may ask what the media can do against all the forces combining to hurt this country. Is it not foolish to rest our hopes in freedom of the press when our […]

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